Reece served from 1943 until the program ended in 1944. During that time, she was based at Enid Army Air Field in Oklahoma, Foster Army Air Field, Harlingen Army Air Field, and Laredo Army Air Base, all in Texas, where she flew the AT-6, PT-17, BT-13, and B-26. After the war ended, she became a teacher, and is also a missionary.
Reece remains an active member of Californias aviation community. She is a member of the Antelope Valley chapter of the Ninety-Nines (the International Association of Women Pilots) and teaches aviation ground school.
You can follow Flora Belle Reeces example by speaking up about GA issues in your community. AOPA President Craig Fuller has dubbed 2010 the year of engagement, challenging AOPA members to meet the challenges that lie ahead of us. Find more ideas on how to get engaged in aviation on AOPA Online.
Members of the county's Airport Land Use Commission want to make sure that anyone who moves in near the airport in the future knows in detail what they will face.
The airport has 10,000 takeoffs and landings a year and is one of the few airports along the California coast with beach access.
Each AOPA Fly-In will be held on a Saturday, allowing pilots and their families and friends to attend as part of a weekend outing.